God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. All three are biblical forms of God Himself.
Key Scripture: Genesis 1:1,26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus was born of a virgin and lived a sinless human life. He then offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Key Scripture: Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit also lives in every Christian. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He has gifted every believer. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
Key Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s inerrant Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any measure of error. It is the sole written authority for all believers.
Key Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 12:6, 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s Creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called “sin.” This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Key Scripture: Genesis 1:27; Psalm 83:6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
Salvation is God’s prepaid gift to us, but we must receive it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by faith in Jesus Christ as God’s offering of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. We can have assurance of our salvation when we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith; a faith that believes with the heart, confesses with the mouth, repents with a transformed life, and is baptized (immersed) into Jesus Christ.
Key Scripture: Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 5:1; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9-10
About the rest
In essential beliefs, we have UNITY. Ephesians 4:4-6
In non-essential beliefs, we have LIBERTY. Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
In all our beliefs, we show LOVE. 1 Corinthians 13:2